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Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 30, 2016 09:25PM
Apple will sell plenty of these new MBPs.

[9to5mac.com]

I stand by my assessment that Apple has truly abandoned its customers in the hunt for pure profit.

But maybe I, too, will be purchasing one of these new machines next year.
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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 30, 2016 10:45PM
Isn't that what a 540c cost?
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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 31, 2016 05:04AM
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Isn't that what a 540c cost?

It appears so:

[www.everymac.com]



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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: rob banzai
Date: October 31, 2016 08:25AM
I think most of us are no longer in the target market for Apple. It's a bummer but companies change over time, and that's where Apple is going. They seem to have become more of a Sony VAIO type enterprise with doodads and such becoming the focus.

OS X really felt like a move away from the Apple I was interested in, and over time I lost most of my enthusiasm for using my Apple computers. Still prefer the iPhone, but when it comes to computing a PC works just as well for what I need.

When it comes to Apple I've been getting by on nostalgia for a long time now and I think that well has run dry.



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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: PeterW
Date: October 31, 2016 10:34AM
Anytime you want to claim any enthusiasm for Windows 10, I will be declaring shenanigans on that. Or perhaps nostalgia for Vista?
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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 31, 2016 11:21AM
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OS X really felt like a move away from the Apple I was interested in

There's no need to run Conflict Catcher with OS X to prevent the OS from crashing. That was what made OS X worth it to me.
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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: October 31, 2016 11:25AM
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Speedy
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freeradical
Isn't that what a 540c cost?

It appears so:

[www.everymac.com]

[www.bls.gov]


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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: October 31, 2016 11:47AM
I paid $5K for a Wallstreet 292 back in 97 (or thereabouts).
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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 31, 2016 05:03PM
I already posted this:

Let me introduce you 1995 -- 47 mac models -- (http://www.everymac.com/systems/by_year/macs-released-in-1995.html) and the PowerBook 5300ce/117

The Apple Macintosh PowerBook 5300ce/117 features a 117 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 32 MB of RAM, and a 1.2 GB hard drive in a portable black case with an 800x600 10.4" color active-matrix display. Only $6500.

[www.everymac.com]



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Re: Why is Apple offering a $5k Laptop? Because people will buy it.
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 01, 2016 08:39AM
Need I point out that the maxed out new MBP is only $4,299?
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